Nasal polyposis is characterized by benign, non-cancerous and painless growths originating in the tissue of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses. Polyps arise from chronic inflammation due to asthma, recurrent infections, allergies, drug sensitivity or immune disorders. They can obstruct the nasal cavities and thus cause respiratory problems, a reduction in the sense of smell and susceptibility to infections. Furthermore, nasal polyps can recur. Hence the importance of using valid diagnostic methods. In this work, the diagnostic investigation carried out by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nasal cytology led, for the first time, to the identification of a mycoplasma superinfection on nasal polyposis


Arturo Armone Caruso was born in Pozzuoli (Italy-Na) on October 26th 1961. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1991. He obtained in 1996 at the Institute of Clinic and Pathology Otorhinolaryngology of the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1995, the specialization in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery with the maximum of votes and praise. Currently, he is a medical director at the AIAS (Association) Italian Disadvantaged Assistance of Afragola) of Afragola where he is Health Director responsible for the ENT sector and nasal cytology. PhD in Applied Morphology and Drug Cytometabolism, Master’s Degree in practical Rinoallergology He is the author of numerous national and international publications. Lecturer at the master of Rinoallergology practice at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” He has been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences